Commonwealth Cybergovernance Model
Presentation at Cybersecurity Forum
London
5th March 2014
© Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation
Introduction
• First proposed by CTO in Abuja, Nigeria (9th Oct 2013)
– Dur...
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Trends in Cyberspace
• Cyberspace provides access to ICT
– Bridging the dig...
© Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation
Commonwealth Values in Cyberspace
• Based on Commonwealth Charter of March ...
© Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation
Commonwealth Principle for use of Cyberspace
Principle 1: We contribute to ...
© Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation
Commonwealth Principle for use of Cyberspace
Principle 2: Our actions in Cy...
© Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation
Commonwealth Principle for use of Cyberspace
Principle 3: We act individual...
© Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation
Commonwealth Principle for use of Cyberspace
Principle 4: We each exercise ...
© Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation
Practical Application of Commonwealth Principles
• Commonwealth members can...
© Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation
Further Information Contact:
Mr Lasantha De Alwis
Director of Operations & ...
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Session 1.1 Honourable Phillip Paulwell

  1. 1. Commonwealth Cybergovernance Model Presentation at Cybersecurity Forum London 5th March 2014
  2. 2. © Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Introduction • First proposed by CTO in Abuja, Nigeria (9th Oct 2013) – During Commonwealth ICT Ministers Forum • The Cybergovernance Model aims to guide Commonwealth members – Plan and implement practical actions in policy development – Regulation and Legislation – Cross-border collaboration – Capacity building and technical cooperation 2
  3. 3. © Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Trends in Cyberspace • Cyberspace provides access to ICT – Bridging the digital divide and influencing social-economic activities • Cyberspace is increasingly becoming a global system – Anticipated to grow from 2-4 Billion users by 2020 (mostly from developing countries) • Cyberspace is open, decentralised and empowering – This has fostered innovation, collaboration and rapid development • Cyberspace success depends on it’s infrastructure – Infrastructure should be secure, resilient and available to users • Cyberspace can also be used for criminal activities – Cybercrimes, extremisms and other social crimes 3
  4. 4. © Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Commonwealth Values in Cyberspace • Based on Commonwealth Charter of March 2013 – Democracy, human rights and rule of law • The Charter expressed the commitment of member states – Development of free and democratic societies – Promotion of peace and prosperity to improve the lives of all peoples – Acknowledges the role of civil society in supporting Commonwealth activities • Cyberspace today & tomorrow should respect & reflect the Commonwealth Values – This has led to defining Commonwealth principles for use of Cyberspace 4
  5. 5. © Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Commonwealth Principle for use of Cyberspace Principle 1: We contribute to a safe and an effective global Cyberspace • as a partnership between public and private sectors, civil society and users, a collective creation; • with multi-stakeholder, transparent and collaborative governance promoting continuous development of Cyberspace; • where investment in the Cyberspace is encouraged and rewarded; • by providing sufficient neutrality of the network as a provider of information services; • by offering stability in the provision of reliable and resilient information services; • by having standardisation to achieve global interoperability; • by enabling all to participate with equal opportunity of universal access; • as an open, distributed, interconnected internet; • providing an environment that is safe for its users, particularly the young and vulnerable; • made available to users at an affordable price. 5
  6. 6. © Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Commonwealth Principle for use of Cyberspace Principle 2: Our actions in Cyberspace support broader economic and social development • by enabling innovation and sustainable development, creating greater coherence and synergy, through collaboration and the widespread dissemination of knowledge; • respecting cultural and linguistic diversity without the imposition of beliefs; • promoting cross-border delivery of services and free flow of labour in a multi-lateral trading system; • allowing free association and interaction between individuals across borders; • supporting and enhancing digital literacy; • providing everyone with information that promotes and protects their rights and is relevant to their interests, for example to support transparent and accountable government; • enabling and promoting multi-stakeholder partnerships; • facilitating pan-Commonwealth consultations and international linkages in a single globally connected space that also serves local interests. 6
  7. 7. © Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Commonwealth Principle for use of Cyberspace Principle 3: We act individually and collectively to tackle cybercrime • nations, organisations and society work together to foster respect for the law; • to develop relevant and proportionate laws to tackle Cybercrime effectively; • to protect our critical national and shared infrastructures; • meeting internationally-recognised standards and good practice to deliver security; • with effective government structures working collaboratively within and between states; • with governments, relevant international organisations and the private sector working closely to prevent and respond to incidents. 7
  8. 8. © Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Commonwealth Principle for use of Cyberspace Principle 4: We each exercise our rights and meet our responsibilities in Cyberspace • we defend in Cyberspace the values of human rights, freedom of expression and privacy as stated in our Charter of the Commonwealth; • individuals, organisations and nations are empowered through their access to knowledge; • users benefit from the fruits of their labours; intellectual property is protected accordingly; • users can benefit from the commercial value of their own information; accordingly, responsibility and liability for information lies with those who create it; • responsible behaviour demands users all meet minimum Cyber hygiene requirements; • we protect the vulnerable in society in their use of Cyberspace; • we, individually and collectively, understand the consequences of our actions and our responsibility to cooperate to make the shared environment safe; our obligation is in direct proportion to culpability and capability. 8
  9. 9. © Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Practical Application of Commonwealth Principles • Commonwealth members can develop individual strategies – Aimed at addressing unique local needs and social-economic priorities • The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation welcomes engagement by all stakeholders 9
  10. 10. © Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Further Information Contact: Mr Lasantha De Alwis Director of Operations & Corporate Secretary Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) Email: l.dealwis@cto.int Tel: +44 (0) 208 600 3814 10 Q & A Session

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